Long Trail School to Stage ‘The Sound of Music’
The Arts Department at Long Trail School will present ‘The Sound of Music’ by Rodgers and Hammerstein. Many of the songs from this musical are well known. Interest in being a part of this production was so high and student ability so strong that there are two complete casts for the musical. The cast and crew boast 36 Long Trail students from grades six through 12. Under the direction of Tracey Wesley and musical direction of Thomas Neeson, cast members include Olivia Lane and Rebecca van Burken as Maria, Nicholas DiMauro and Connor Eastman as Captain von Trapp, Lily Burnham and Jenna D’Olivo as Liesl, Greta Schaub and Anna Pace as the Mother Abbess, and Ayden Crispe and Charleigh Tifft as Gretl. Performing in addition to these five double-cast roles are Will Giering, Savannah Hastings, Patrick Staples, Val Giesey, Zoe Grigsby, Casey McMullen, Kelsey McCullough, Jade Marantz, Ace Burtonboy, Stella Farrell, Olivia Murphy-Major, Lydia Quevedo, Emma Luikart, Eliza Ligon, Makenzie McMullen, Noah Patry, Griff Gourd, Jake Smith, Kiernan Canavan, Sean Novak and Scotty McGowan. Anna Wright has been the rehearsal accompanist and is playing in the pit orchestra along with Aidan Cooper, Jack Wallace, Morgan Wallace, Brennan Murphy and Francois Secordel. In addition, student technicians include lighting master Oscar Corkey, Henry Harding on spotlight, stage manager Ursula Martin and assistant stage manager Corey Davis. Sure to sell out, performance times are Thursday, Friday and Saturday, November 19 through 21, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, November 22, at 2 p.m. Reserve your tickets today by calling 802-867-5717, extension 178.